This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Surface View Suffering

If you only see and attach to what’s on the surface therein lies the root to your suffering. It’s in letting go of your surface view that you will see there are many parts to the whole which reveals the emptiness of all form…

When your view is on the surface level of existence, life becomes an idea and although we all experience life in the human form, it’s why it’s seen differently by everyone. The exception are those who don’t see life as an idea, this state is of emptiness which needs no idea, yet there is still existence. Everything is the sum of the parts that makes up the whole so nothing is truly what an idea makes it out to be because it’s only seen as a thought. When you look at a tree and apply the thought “tree” the surface parts, the trunk, limbs, branches, and leaves are separated and the true nature of the tree is lost. If you can see this with the tree, you can see it with everything, including yourself. Without the idea of you where is the you, and that’s just the surface you I’m asking about, most don’t even think about the parts of you that are on the inside.

There is much freedom in seeing this because it allows for the emptiness of all things to be revealed. When you see there’s nothing to hold onto no matter what, therein lies your freedom. You attach a thought to something that keeps track of time (a watch) but there are so many parts to it so which part is truly the watch. Ideas will keep you marred in ignorance because they will block you from seeing the true nature of emptiness in all things; you will only see the surface whole. When this happens you can only see and attach to what’s on the surface and therein lies the root to all suffering. It’s in letting go of the surface view that you will see there are many parts to the whole which reveals form is emptiness, emptiness is form…

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